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Proverbs 28

General observations of impiety and religious integrity.

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:2 By the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding [and] of knowledge, [its] stability is prolonged. Proverbs 28:3 A poor man who oppresseth the helpless is a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them. Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek Jehovah understand everything. Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse, double in ways, though he be rich. Proverbs 28:7 Whoso observeth the law is a son that hath understanding; but he that is a companion of profligates bringeth shame to his father. Proverbs 28:8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance gathereth it for him that is gracious to the poor. Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. Proverbs 28:10 Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, shall himself fall into his own pit; but the perfect shall inherit good. Proverbs 28:11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. Proverbs 28:12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men conceal themselves. Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that feareth always; but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into evil. Proverbs 28:15 A roaring lion, and a ranging bear, is a wicked ruler over a poor people. Proverbs 28:16 The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor: he that hateth covetousness shall prolong [his] days. Proverbs 28:17 A man laden with the blood of [any] person, fleeth to the pit: let no man stay him. Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh in integrity shall be saved; but he that is perverted in [his] double ways, shall fall in one [of them]. Proverbs 28:19 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless shall have poverty enough. Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man aboundeth with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good; but for a piece of bread will a man transgress. Proverbs 28:22 He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him. Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. Proverbs 28:24 Whoso robbeth his father and his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, the same is the companion of a destroyer. Proverbs 28:25 He that is puffed up in soul exciteth contention; but he that relieth upon Jehovah shall be made fat. Proverbs 28:26 He that confideth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse. Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous increase.

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